Despite having to listen to David's terrible jokes, Karen has enjoyed the challenge of learning about the education sector and what makes it tick. Although there is no one answer, she knows that at the heart of everything are the children and that is who, ultimately, we exist to serve. Having said that, she’s also passionate about supporting the wellbeing and professional development of teachers, both individually, and as groups through the networking opportunities that we offer. She is always on the hunt for brilliant companies to work with the Portal to deliver outstanding products and services to schools.
After graduating from Loughborough University with a degree in Economics and Accountancy, she headed for the City life, spending nearly 14 years on trading floors and in boardrooms in London before heading back to beautiful Yorkshire with her young family.
When Karen isn’t busy testing out new earplugs to avoid David’s (interesting) jokes, she is often found on the sidelines of some sporting fixture or other with a proper cuppa in hand to keep warm, or out training for the London Marathon to support the Lily Foundation.